CNBC Franchise Archive Europe: Economy


  • The ETF Trade: Europe Finance ETFs Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 10:18 AM ET
    The ETF Trade: Europe Finance ETFs

    Europe is bouncing back, but bank stocks are taking a beating.

  • LONDON, Feb 9- A sell-off in southern European bonds slowed on Tuesday as a market gauge of euro zone inflation hit a record low, raising pressure on the European Central Bank to ease monetary policy further. In addition to battling low inflation, the ECB is trying to weather the impact of a slowdown in global growth and turbulence in markets that have this week...

  • ATHENS, Feb 9- Greece and its international lenders must conclude a first assessment of the country's bailout reforms as quickly as possible, the government spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Talks between the mission chiefs from the European Union, International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and the euro zone's bailout fund on reviewing Greece's progress...

  • Germany's DAX fell 1.1 percent to 8,879.40 while France's CAC 40 slid 1.7 percent. He met in Paris on Tuesday with his German counterpart, Jens Weidmann, along with the finance ministers of France and Germany for an economic conference. We think that this volatility of the Asian markets has spread to Europe, the eurozone, and the whole world.

  • LONDON, Feb 9- Southern European bond yields pulled back from multi-month highs on Tuesday as market expectations of euro zone inflation hit a record low, putting the onus back on the need for further European Central easing. In addition to battling low inflation, the ECB is trying to weather the impact of a global growth slowdown and turbulence in markets that...

  • Nikkei slips 5%; Italian banks suspended Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 4:15 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Squawk Box Live tracked the latest in global asset markets amid a continued sell-off for stocks on Tuesday morning.

  • We have an advantage in potential mergers: BPM CEO Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 2:57 AM ET
    We have an advantage in potential mergers: BPM CEO

    Giuseppe Castagna, CEO of Banca Popolare di Milano, discusses the bank's results and the potential for a merger with other banks.

  • Confidence is strong in the euro zone: Frank Taubert Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 1:46 AM ET
    Confidence is strong in the euro zone: Frank Taubert

    Frank Taubert, founder of PanTau Invest, says there is confidence in investing and hiring among CEOs across the euro zone.

  • European stocks open higher after sell-off Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 1:11 AM ET
    European stocks open higher after sell-off

    European stocks opened slightly higher as investors remain cautious amid continuing global economic growth concerns.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- U.S. bank stocks and bonds took a pounding on Monday as recession fears compounded concern about their exposure to the energy sector and expectations that global interest rates are unlikely to rise quickly. I think that's what financials are reflecting- that their net interest margins are going to be further compressed under collapsing bond...

  • Oil drop means cash crunch for EU banks Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 3:27 PM ET
    A red traffic light is seen next to the headquarters of Germany's Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, January 26, 2016.

    European banks are facing potential asset sales to shore up capital against a rising tide of bad energy loans.

  • *Dollar falls to lowest vs yen since November 2014. NEW YORK, Feb 8- The dollar fell to a 15- month low against the yen on Monday as a renewed slide in oil prices and doubts about the effectiveness of the Bank of Japan's negative interest-rate policy drove investors back into the safe-haven currency. "A bit of it is positioning," said Charles St-Arnaud, senior...

  • Belarusian leader says Russia will offer bailout Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 11:03 AM ET

    MINSK, Belarus— The leader of Belarus says Russia has promised to offer financial assistance to his nation. Russia has provided Belarus with cheap natural gas and released $900 million in loans to Belarus last year. Russia and its western neighbor have developed close economic and military ties, but Lukashenko has bristled at Moscow's attempts to gobble up...

  • ATHENS, Feb 8- Greece's lenders still need to be persuaded that Athens can plug a bigger than expected fiscal gap when talks on reforms needed under an international bailout resume next week, the finance minister said on Monday. Talks between the heads of the EU/IMF mission reviewing Greece's progress and the government over a tough pension reform plan, fiscal...

  • MILAN/ LONDON, Feb 8- European shares touched a 16- month low on Monday with investors rattled over a slowdown in global economic growth and newly concerned about the region's banking sector. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 3.1 percent at 1,243.21 points by 1521 GMT, its lowest level since October 2014. Shares in Deutsche Bank fell 6.5 percent,...

  • How to fix the euro: Top bankers urge closer ties Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 6:56 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— The top central bankers from France and Germany are joining in an appeal to fix longstanding flaws in the euro currency by more closely integrating their economies and putting more authority over financial policies at the European level. Such shareholding is a major factor in smoothing recessions in the United States, but is less common in...

  • PARIS— Jerome Cahuzac was the face of France's fight against tax evaders— until he was forced to acknowledge that he himself was dodging taxes, hiding money in tax havens around the world. The 63- year-old is accused of financing a lavish lifestyle by fraudulently concealing 687,000 euros of income from French tax authorities in 2009-2012 and laundering money...

  • European markets extend losses Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 5:17 AM ET
    European markets extend losses

    CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports markets are extending losses overseas as bank and tech names come under pressure and Credit Suisse's CEO announces a significant bonus cut.

  • Restoring confidence in Italy’s banks Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 5:14 AM ET
    Restoring confidence in Italy’s banks

    Intesa Sanpaolo CEO, reveals what qualities are required to become a successful chief executive in an organization.

  • Too much emphasize on gross NPLs: Messina Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 5:13 AM ET

    Intesa Sanpaolo CEO discusses the fear factor surrounding non-performing loans (NPLs) in recent weeks.

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